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“Women in the Top Echelons”

“The absence of…women in the top echelons…is also a result of lower female labor participation…(due to) long working hours, a shortage of childcare facilities and a culture in which women are often relegated to serving tea in workplaces.”

– Article on Bloomberg.com, not about the supply chain field,  but about the business culture in Japan. This article, focusing on the top-earner list of Japan’s Nikkei 225 — only one of which is a woman, American Nicole Seligman, president of Sony Corporation — provides interesting insights about how culture affects women’s advancement.

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